Thursday, October 31, 2013

Shatter me with hope - Halloween Look 2013

Good evening, spooky spirits and restless souls out there ♥

How is your Halloween?

Despite not going to any party tonight, I really wanted to dress up and do this make up look. I actually had the idea last year while I was in Finland. Rose Shock got a pair of sclera lenses which she used for some of her Halloween looks last year and that really inspired me somehow. So I thought about looks that would require you to have black eyes, despite not having sclera lenses myself ^^" Last year, I did a skeleton look when I went to a party. This year, I'm going to spend Halloween alone at home, but that didn't stop me from doing my make up and dressing up, just in case little kids might come by and expect some sweets or something, haha!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A different kind of outfit post: Character customization in Pokémon X&Y

I've announced this over on my facebook page and some people seemed to like the idea - so here it finally is! An outfit post, not about real outfits though, but about the clothes I collected in the new Pokémon games :) I've done something similar before, way back in the time when I was still playing World of Warcraft ^^

Character customization is something I really enjoy a lot, so I was looking forward to this feature of the games very much. To me it's fun to create a character in a game that really represents myself, or maybe an aspect of my personality in RPGs. And in the new Pokémon games not only can you change your looks, it's also possible to collect a huge variety of clothes in different styles - from sporty to cute to elegant!

So imagine you were living in the Pokémon world in Kalos, and you'd turn on TV to find a series of commercials presenting the newest fashion trends for female trainers in the region....

Saturday, October 26, 2013

New glasses! review

Finally I found some time to write this entry that's been so long overdue.

I've posted about it on my instagram and twitter already - a while ago, I got new glasses!
The peculiar thing about them is that this time, I didn't just go to the optometrist to get them, instead, and for the first time in my life, I ordered them online! was so kind to sponsor me on that matter, so I am going to review the pair of glasses I got to choose for free!

This is a sponsored review. Nontheless you will find my own and honest opinion here.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Not quite dead (yet)


Yes, yes I'm still alive, more or less!

I'm having a rather busy time lately, with the new semester, my new job, and some work that's still left from my internship. And of course the renovation. To be quite honest, I am not sure how to handle all this at the moment, and for a while I've been thinking about quitting with blogging in general.
On one hand, it's still fund to post and see some response and sometimes even discussion in the comments, it's fun to write and take pictures. But on the other hand, it kinda stresses me out. To think "Oh, I should post about this" or "I still have to take pictures of that because I wanted to make an entry" all the time, that's just not very pleasant if you're out from 07:00am till 06:00pm and when you get home you just wanna eat and sleep before the new day starts. And of course, as a 'lazy student' I also have some homework to do, study for exams etc.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

From Lolita to Love Metal: 50th Candy Day Frankfurt (in Vienna) and HIM concert

After the Innocent World Tea Party last Saturday, the week end was only half over, so what about the rest of it? Well, here's the story - from full frills to fangirling in less than 12h !

Well, among the many international visitors for the Tea Party were also some of the Candy Day Frankfurt circle members. Candy Day is a recurring meet up, just like our 'Gothic Lolita Treffen', GLT, in Vienna. So it happened that the 50th Candy Day meet up would take place on the Sunday after the Tea Party, at Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna. I didn't hesitate for long and decided to go, after all, I like to take every chance I get to wear Lolita in my free time :)

We met around 11:30 in front of the castle - I was almost late because I had problems finding a parking spot. I know it's madness to go to such a place by car but I had promised to give some people a ride, and I didn't want to go by public transport alone all dressed up! Yumi Fujihara, the designer from Innocent World, joined us for a short while before we split up in smaller groups, some going to do a castle tour, others going to visit the Gloriette or strolling in the park.

Group photo with Miss Fujihara! Click to enlarge ^_^
Photographer: Michael Erbe (MeFotografie)

In retrospect, I should probably have gone for fake lashes that day because I look a bit tired. But it was windy and my eyes were tearing all the time...
Photographer: Michael Erbe (MeFotografie)  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

First European Innocent World Tea Party in Vienna

Well hello there!
After a very busy and exciting week end I finally found the time to write a few words about Saturday's big event: the Innocent World Tea Party!

For the first time, and Innocent World Tea Party was organized in Europe, and thanks to the big effort of the team who organized everything it was a truly wonderful event. Never in my life have I seen so many beautifully dressed people gathered in one spot. So many lovely outfits, so many friendly people - for one day, Vienna was the center of the European Lolita community, and it felt great to be able to be a part of that!
The venue chosen was Hotel Stefanie in the 2nd district of Vienna. It's a very beautiful, imperial looking kind of hotel that provided just enough space to fit all those frills for one day :) We also had the pleasure to have Miss Yumi Fujihara, the designer of Innocent World, as a star guest. You can find a lot of photos of the Tea Party here on Lolita Fashion Austria's facebook. So many beautiful people! I still can't believe I was there somwhere too XD Unfortunately, I didn't take any good photos myself, but I got permission from Michael Erbe (MeFotografie)  to use some of the photos he took, thanks for that! The other photos were taken by Andreas Zuckerhut. Thanks!

I had the great honor (and am still very much surprised, to be honest) that I was chosen to be a model for the fashion show. I was very excited before the event as I had never modeled before, and when I went there around 11:00 for the rehearsal (still in casual clothes and without make up yet) I still thought that I had just gotten picked by some kind of mistake :'D But as soon as I got to see my outfit for the first time and we practiced the choreography, I relaxed a little bit. Everyone was really nice too so I enjoyed being part of the fashion show very much!

IW chose the clothes we got to wear in accordance to the photos we had sent in and I think they put a lot of effort into it. I was wondering what I'd get to wear and was hoping for a flower print or something more Gothic themed, mainly because I'm not too fond of wearing ivory, beige and brown because I think it doesn't suit me. How surprised I was when I got the notice that I would get to wear the "King of Spades and Queen of Hearts" Set! What made me especially happy were the compliments I got after the show, Several people told me that the outfit suited me very well and that it looked like it was 'made for me' - that really left me speechless, I was so happy!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hop on the Pokémon Hype Train with me!

Well, as some of you might already know, Pokémon fans all around the world are impatiently awaiting Saturday, 13th October, when the new Pokémon games X and Y will be released. I haven't really talked about this before except for tweeting about how hyped I am for the games and constantly annoying my boyfriend in real life :'D WATCH OUT FOR SOME MINOR X & Y SPOILERS AHEAD!

But finally, on Saturday, he and I will get the new games, and when I get home from the Tea Party, I will probably play all night, haha!

But as with all Pokémon games so far, there will come a time when the 'hype' has subsided and the games get less and less interesting. With the previous games, Black and White, this point was reached fairly soon for me, as the end game content wasn't too appealing to me. Black and White 2 was a bit better, and from the moment I got my 3DS and was able to trade between my games, I was starting to get hooked up on collecting Pokémon on my Black cartridge once again.

Now as it seems from the so far leaked information, we won't get that many new Pokémon, but in the end, counting the mega evolutions in, and all the other changes they made to the game, the content provided is quite decent. Knowing myself I will probably obsess about the character customization, and I also like some of the features they added, like taking photos of your character at certain places, and the new methods for training.

But the questions is - what will come after that? I have some theories and ideas of my own - well, you might actually call it wishful thinking, so if there's something I can wish for Christmas already, I would say it's some new game being announced for 2014! And here are my best guesses.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Picture my Day #14

Yesterday was another 'Picture my Day' day. It's a recurring online event where participants take photos of what they do for a whole day and share them with others. I previously participated in PmD N° 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 and 7. (Wow, so many times already! I couldn't believe it myself just now XD)
This time it was hosted by Regenbogenzebra, and of course I took part again and took some photos to show you! :D

My day starts below the cut! :D